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Old 06-29-2006
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another stupid exhaust question

Ok, whenever i get some money i am gonna get an exhaust. i like what everyone has said about gibson so i was thinking about it. i want a deep throated sound thats deffinately noticable, especially when i pass someone... now does anyone have any sound clips of a gibson or something better on a 4.0L? Much appreciated!
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Old 06-29-2006
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I have never heard a gibson system on a ranger, but they do sound pretty good. Alot of guys run a flowmaster 40 series dumped right in front of the rear axle. I am running a flowtech red hot glasspack with a 4" stainless steel tip. It sounds pretty good. Not too loud, but noticable if you get the revs up there. My buddy keeter has his ranger straight piped. Sounds pretty aggressive, plus having the 5spd manual helps too. Both our trucks have the 4.0L SOHC V6.

If your looking for a deep throated sound, I would recomend a dynomax ultraflo welded muffler. They have a straight through design that allows for max flow, and the CRF (continuous roving fiberglass) delivers and aggressive, powerful, deep, performance sound. Plus the flow comparison is pretty outstanding.

Dynomax UltraFlo... 1133cfm
Flowmaster 50 series... 435cfm
Gibson... 311cfm (ouch)

If you need part #, and pricing let me know. I sell these muffler alot at my work. I work for a auto parts store.
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I have a Flowmaster on mine. I can send you a sound clip if you want, just shoot me a PM and I can email it to ya.
This is how mine is set up as far as the pipes. Just wanted to show you to give you some ideas.
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keep in mind that the tips will have an effect on the sound too as well as the overall diameter of the pipe that you're using. I really like mine. I've never heard a Gibson on a 4.0L, somepeople say they sound ricey.....again, it really depends how you have it set up. Unless I'm horribly mistaken...which is very possible....the diameter of the pipe will have a pretty big effect on the final sound.

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Not only does pipe diameter affect sound it also effects performance too. Bigger is better right? Not always the case, exhaust systems that are too big can hurt a engines performance.

As a general rule, switchin to a performance system that is a 1/4 to 1/2" inch larer than stock will provide you with the best horsepower increases. To determine which pipe diameters will be best for your system decide what rpm range your engine will operate at, most of the time. Smaller diameter pipes will product low-mid range torque. Larger diameters produce mid-high rpm torque.

I've found for a good single performance exhaust go with 2.5" inch pipe. If you want to run a dual setup bump the tailpipe size down to 2.25" inch. It won't affect the sound hardly, and the torque curve should be about the same.

Remember having large diameter pipes isn't what's cool. Going fast, and making horsepower is what's cool.
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Sounds like Adam is schooled on the way an exhaust should perform. Good info.
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[QUOTE=Remember having large diameter pipes isn't what's cool. Going fast, and making horsepower is what's cool.[/QUOTE]


WOW thats such a great line for a cheesy informative car show... its great i love it!!!!! lol...... i can picture a guy looking like MR.Rogers looking to the camera and saying that lol..... its sweet

and yet so so true!!!!
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From personal experience, i have found a set up that works for us best.

when we had the new exhaust ran on the ranger the magnaflow muffler was a 2 1/2 in and 2 1/2" out so i had the exhaust shop neck it down to 2 1/4 which seems to make a world of difference. all this exit out some 3" x 18? (maybe 12") tips...

if u wanna deep, throaty sound then id look into a magnaflow...flowmasters are loud but have a buzzy tone to them. the magnaflow has a deep rumble that leads into a throaty growl at WOT.
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Mine is pretty throaty, doesnt sound buzzy at all.....i hate that sound lol I've had alot of comments on it. Like I said, if anyone wants a sound clip....shoot me a PM. I heard a Flow 30 on a 4.0....it was just horrible.
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each and everyone i heard sounded the same and sounded bad. i heard i would say 5 or 6 different vehicles with the 4.0 SOHC and various set ups and all had that buzzy sound to them. and all were 40 series or 40 series deltaflows.
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